June 15-16, 2021 (CET)

June 15-16, 2021 (CET)

The 4th Edition of R&D Innovation Conference 2021 brings together R&D leaders, experts, VPs, and CxOs, to discuss the latest innovations in Research & Development: Innovation Ecosystem, New Product Development, Post-COVID R&D Innovation, Sustainability, and many more.

Participating Companies

2021 Highlighted Discussion Topics:

Innovation for Sustainability

Change Management

"New Normal"

Design Thinking

Key attendee titles include:

C-Level: CEOs, COOs, CTOs, General Directors, Chief Innovation Officers

Global Heads, Heads of, EVPs, SVPs, VPs of:

  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Project Controlling
  • Product Development
  • Portfolio Management
  • Business Development
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Corporate Development
  • Quality Management
  • R&D Analytics
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability

Key topics include the latest innovative trends from the following themes:

  • What can we learn from COVID-19?
  • Post-COVID R&D Innovation
  • R&D and Innovation challenges in a digital age
  • Improving new product development
  • Transformational Innovations to enable Energy Transition, Digitalization and Sustainability
  • R&D Portfolio Management
  • The future of R&D and Innovation
  • Ecosystem innovation approaches
  • Lean start-up mindset
  • Open Innovation
  • Ecosystem innovation for Sustainability
  • AI implementation in R&D


Adriana Lakatosova

Platform Strategist
ING, Netherlands

Miha Bobic

VP Business development and Product portfolio
Danfoss, Slovenia

Georges de Pelsemaeker

Start and Tech incubator Director
Valeo, France

Emily Viarnaud

Lean, Six Sigma and Change Master
BQF, United Kingdom

Chris Bellamy

Category Manager
Salomon, France

Brent Wong

Operations Expert
Former VW, Ford & GE, Germany

Nicolas Bry

Innovation Booster for Orange Africa
Orange, France

Johan Sanders

Chief Product Officer
Dawn Foods Global, Netherlands

Ahmet Emre Acar

Principal Advisory Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Schimpf

Managing Director
Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research | Director
Institute for Human Engineering and Empathic Design, Pforzheim University, Germany

Dr. Déborah Martín

International eLearning Consultant
Ingenieria Pedagógica, Spain

Arjan Rensma

Guest Lecturer
Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship,

Philippe Cartau


Barnaby Wynter

Brand Speaker and Marketing Practitioner
The Brand Bucket Company, United Kingdom

Roy Spencer

International Business Consultant
Iskra Consulting Ltd, United Kingdom

Jordi Rafols

Innoget, Spain


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